Johnson Walton Funeral Home

Kenneth L. Blanchard

Kenneth L. Blanchard

Kenneth Leon Blanchard, 96, of Ottsville, Nockamixon Township, PA, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, PA.

Kenneth was born on September 11, 1926 in Upper Black Eddy, PA, and lived most of his life there. He graduated from Frenchtown High School in 1944. Kenneth served in the United States Navy (139th Seabees) and was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. He worked as an electrician for the Riegel Paper Corp. in Milford, NJ for 46 years. Kenneth loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and especially liked his Hondas and Yamahas, having made numerous cross country trips. Kenneth was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan. A loving father, and grandfather, and great-grandfather, Kenneth will be dearly missed.

Son of the late Lowell and Florence (Minder) Blanchard, Kenneth is survived by his son Bruce E. Blanchard and his wife Virginia, his two grandchildren Brandon and Lisa, and his four great-grandchildren Robert, Jacob, James and Penelope. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Naomi (Durnan) Blanchard in 2011, his son Robert Blanchard in 1987, and his sister Miriam Stull.

Services will be private. Interment will be held at the Upper Tinicum Cemetery in Tinicum Township, PA. Arrangements are under the care of the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Milford, NJ.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


From: Frances K Petiet
Our condolences to the entire family, we are sorry for your loss. We both have known Kenny and family for many years, hugs to all of you. Richard and Fran Petiet

From: Jessica, Secretary at Audiology
When you called the office today, I was sad to hear of your father's passing on the telephone today. Although, I did not ever get to meet him because I am newer to the office, I love hearing personal stories of loved ones, and was amazed to learn that your father served in not one but two wars. I bet he had very interesting stories about those parts of his life, and I thank him for his service to our Country. I'm also glad to hear he was surrounded by quite a large family. To Bruce and his family, my deepest condolences for your recent loss of your loved one. Sincerest regards, Jessica, Intercounty Audiology

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